Equal Pay Day

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The YBPW and YWCA of Youngstown invite area professionals to join us for an “Unhappy Hour” Networking Mixer & Open House on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman, Ohio.

The event will include drink specials, a basket auction, 50/50 raffle, appetizers and networking opportunities. All proceeds from this event will benefit YWCA of Youngstown’s support for women and families and the Dr. Anne McMahon Scholarship Award, which is awarded each year by the Youngstown Business & Professional Women (YPBW) to a deserving female student pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Youngstown State University.

The entry fee for the Equal Pay mixer is $5.00. RSVP is not required, but appreciated.  To RSVP, donate a basket or gift certificate for the basket auction, please contact Paige Rassega at ybpw1@yahoo.com by April 5, 2016.

About Equal Pay Day

Today, women earn, on average, 79 cents for every $1 that a man in an equal position earns. The wage gap is even greater for women of color.   The date of Equal Pay Day, a national awareness day that brings attention to the wage gap between men and women, reflects how far into the current year many women must work to earn as much as their white male counterparts earned in the previous year. The official date of Equal Pay Day this year is Tuesday April 12, 2016.

About YBPW

YBPW was established in 1920 and is affiliated with the Ohio BPW and BPW Foundation. The goal of YBPW is to empower women personally, professionally and politically. Members strive toward the common goal of economic and workplace equity for working women. Since 1920, Business & Professional Women of Ohio has been promoting equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, personal and professional development and access to information.

About YWCA

YWCA assists women and their families who are unemployed, underemployed, hungry and don’t have access to affordable housing, gainful employment or help with their childcare needs. Originally established in 1904 to provide affordable housing, education and recreation, YWCA of Youngstown continues to provide these core services today, modified to current community needs. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.